I break my journey to Mexico City (yes, pictures coming) by staying in LA for a weekend, and to fight the mighty jet lag, I hike the mountains and then catch “The Class” by one of my favourite directors, Laurent Cantet.
At the cinema, I spy two filmmakers, or more likely, the film’s interns, standing dolefully at the top of the escalator holding signs advertising a free screening of their little indie film, all patrons coming to this cineplex will have to see them. They didn’t say anything, just stood there quietly.
It wasn’t just any cinema they chose to stand at, the Landmark Cinema (Westside Pavilion) is an art house movie chain so they knew what audience they were targeting, this was no cineplex. I would love to see Singapore filmmakers working as hard and as intelligently to get their movies seen.